Annotated Chess Game 12606503 by moonbus

Annotated Chess Game 12606503 by moonbus

Annotated Games

Pirc Defense

  • 1. e4
    Moonbus White; Aquatabby Black; notes by moonbus; initial ratings within 30 points.
    • 1... d6 2. d4 Ng8f6 3. Nb1c3 g6 4. f4
      White is playing an aggressive variation (Austrian Attack) against the Pirc, trying to take immediate spacial advantage over Black's restrained pawn structure.
      • 4... Bf8g7 5. Ng1f3 O-O 6. Bf1d3 Nb8a6
        Black intends ... c5 and the QN to b4 or c7 at some point.
        • 7. O-O c5
          The Pirc often leads to positions in which Black strives for activity on the Q-side while White mounts an attack against Black's castled king.
          • 8. d5
            White opts for a boa-constrictor strategy, to reduce Black's mobility.
            • 8... Bc8g4 9. Qd1e2 Na6c7 10. a4
              White dominates ... b5, which is the usual liberating plan for Black in the Pirc.
              • 10... Ra8b8
                Black is following the usual plan, preparing ... b5 to get Q-side activity.
                • 11. h3 Bg4xf3
                  Black is practically forced to exchange here, as retreating to d7 or c8 would only clog up his already cramped position, and the Black QB would have no prospects by manoeuvring via c8 to b7.
                  • 12. Qe2xf3 a6
                    Still trying for Q-side activity, preparing ... b5.
                    • 13. a5
                      This effectively scotches Black's Q-side plans, as ... b5 would be met by axb5 e.p. and Black's isolated a-pawn would be his Achilles' heel.
                        Game started
                        18 Feb '18
                        Last move
                        24 May '18
                        Game Lost
                        Created
                        01 Jul '18
                        Updated
                        11 Dec '18
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                        Annotation Id
                        5290